Once we receive your sample our partnered lab extracts, processes, and selectively enriches the bacterial DNA. By doing this, we are able to sequence your microbial DNA and provide insights into your gut.
In parallel, our software matches with other public and private data sources to accurately match your gut bacteria DNA to known bacteria - this provides enough clarity to see down to the species level.
Finally, our machine learning algorithms analyze the metabolic capabilities of your gut bacteria for diet and lifestyle recommendations.
You want accurate data from your sample to when we sequence. That's why we developed our proprietary MicroStore™ collection liquid which causes bacteria to be frozen in stasis to ensure no growth or death for your sample to be accurately preserved and yield higher accuracy readings.
In short, our collection liquid is one of the most accurate methods on the market. We ensure your reports are as accurate as possible so you have the most reliable data.
Sample tubes with
Plastic sterile collection
bag with a paper towel
Sample tubes with
Go to thryveinside.com/register and input your Kit ID. You can locate the Kit ID on the front of the box.
After your bowel movement, keep the toilet paper with your sample in hand. Grab a small piece of stool using the swab provided.
(We only need a dab of stool.)
Once you’ve collected the stool sample, open up the collection tube and throughly stir the swab back and forth in the tube’s stabilizing liquid.
Close the tube and vigorously shake for a minimum of 30 seconds so that the fecal sample is mixed with the stabilizing liquid.
Put the tube with your sample into the plastic "sample" bag and put it into the return envelope found underneath the box divider. Place the return envelope with your outgoing mail and you are done!